Increased Funding for Market Match Meets Increased Need for Healthy Food Dollars

Increased Funding for Market Match Meets Increased Need for Healthy Food Dollars
The Ecology Center is thrilled to announce that the legislature has included $20 million for the California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) in the state budget over the next two years! This funding will ensure that hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians will continue to receive support for purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables at hundreds of… Read more »

Big Soda Advertising and Educational Interventions in the Virtual Space

Big Soda Advertising and Educational Interventions in the Virtual Space
Over the past four years, Ecology Center has been reinvesting grant funding from soda tax dollars into initiatives aimed at raising awareness at Berkeley High School about health equity and the growing cases of type 2 diabetes among young people, with an outsized impact on Latinx and African-American youth.  By partnering with teachers, administrators, and… Read more »

What Can I Drop off at the Berkeley Recycling Center?

What Can I Drop off at the Berkeley Recycling Center?
If you are a Berkeley Resident, you wheel out your recycling carts to the curb each week where it is collected for processing by the Ecology Center or the City of Berkeley. Our trucks transport and empty your recycling at the Community Conservation Center’s (CCC) Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Second and Gilman St. where… Read more »

Berkeley Mayor and City Council Recognize Ecology Center’s 50 Years of Community Leadership and Service

Berkeley Mayor and City Council Recognize Ecology Center's 50 Years of Community Leadership and Service
September 22, 2020 was a proud day for the Ecology Center, when the Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and the City Council recognized “The Ecology Center’s 50 Years of Community Leadership and Service.” Ecology Center’s Executive Director Martin Bourque accepted the recognition in an online ceremony that was both heartwarming and inspiring for staff and community… Read more »

Youth Environmental Academy Announces Farm Box Pilot Program

Youth Environmental Academy Announces Farm Box Pilot Program
As the year transitions from summer to fall and into winter, COVID-19 remains in our communities, requiring changes in many areas of our lives. Here at the Ecology Center, we too are embracing change as we make adjustments to ensure that our community continues to receive essential services rooted in sustainability, health, and justice. To… Read more »